Carnegie Mellon University

The Islamic Republic Under Siege: What is Next for Iran?

featuring Dr. Vali Nasr

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Simmons Auditorium A
First Floor, Tepper Building
4765 Forbes Avenue

Please register by Friday, April 21

The University Lecture Series (ULS) and the Institute for Politics and Strategy are pleased to invite you to The Islamic Republic Under Siege: What is Next for Iran? featuring Valir Nasr of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). 

Vali Nasr is the Majid Khadduri Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins-SAIS, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. Between 2012 and 2019 he served as the Dean of the School, and between 2009 and 2011 as Senior Advisor to U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. He is the author of The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat; Forces of Fortune: The Rise of a New Muslim Middle Class and How it Will Change Our World; The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future; Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Nasr is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Action Council, and has been the recipient of grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. He is a Carnegie Scholar for 2006. He received his BA from Tufts University in International Relations summa cum laude and was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa in 1983. He earned his masters from the Fletcher School of Law in and Diplomacy in international economics and Middle East studies in 1984, and his PhD from MIT in political science in 1991.  

Program will begin promptly at 1 p.m.

To join us, please register by Friday, April 21. You will have the opportunity to indicate accessibility requirements as you register. If you have any questions, contact